• Freshies: Mountain Calligraphy in the Japanese Alps If you’ve had your finger on the pulse of winter sports this season you’ve seen literally hundreds of dispatches from Japan as herds of North American professionals and enthusiasts headed west in search of the most elusive of snow conditions: deep, deep powder. If your engagement in snowsports is more cursory, perhaps you haven’t even realized […]
  • Freshies – Hakuba, Japan The skiing in Japan has been getting a lot of hype in recent years. After spending two weeks sampling the resorts and backcountry of the Hakuba area I can say without reservation that the hype is justified. Many thanks to Morino Lodge for the hospitality, to Patagonia Ambassador and evo founder Bryce Phillips for killing […]